Philadelphia Area Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Nursing home abuse is a terrible violation of trust where patients in the most need of help are abused or neglected by the people who were entrusted with caring for them.
As Americans are living longer than ever before, a growing segment of the population have moved to nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Nursing facilities are charged with periodically assessing their residents’ physical and mental health and general well-being and should aim to be institutions of healing and care.
As many of these facilities are underfunded, understaffed or lack adequate oversight, there appears to be an alarming rate of mistreatment and/or neglect by these facilities in recent years.
While a number of age-related conditions cannot be prevented or cured, negligence on the part of medical or nursing staff should never be tolerated.
It can, at times, be difficult to tell when a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, and is best to consult an attorney.
Some signs may include:
• Missed medical diagnoses;
• Improper use of physical restraints;
• Sudden weight loss or lack of proper nutrition;
• Sudden changes in emotional state or mental functioning; or
•Conflicting stories from staff members about how or why a loved one was injured.
If you believe your loved one may have been a victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, or if you are unsure about why something went wrong at a nursing home facility, call Silver & Silver today for a free attorney consultation.